You're perhaps planning to visit the new Eden Project at St. Austell, or maybe Cornwall is the usual destination for your family summer holiday because of the excellent weather, courtesy of the Gulf stream, lovely beaches set in the rocky coastline, pretty little villages and fishing towns, cream teas and numerous other delights. We would like to help you find accommodation to suit your needs in Cornwall and the West Country.
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The Eden project
A hugely successful attraction, the Eden Project is the largest greenhouse in the world. Built inside a disused china clay pit, visitors can expect to experience a tropical rain forest and temperate zones within the structure that occupies a site as large as 35 football pitches. The greenhouse is split into two biomes, the tropical section full of exotic plants from the Amazon jungle, Africa, Malaysia and Oceana, including over thirty varieties of banana palm, mango, teak and mahogany.In the tropical biome, visitors can walk through pineapple, rubber and sugar cane plantations, and paddy fields. There is even a river and waterfall. The delights of a temperate Mediterranean like climate await in the other biome where visitors will be enchanted with the scent of citrus blossom, orange and lemon trees.The project is the brainchild of Tim Smit who won Lottery funding and then commissioned Nicholas Grimshaw, architect of the Eurostar Terminal at Waterloo in London to design it.
The Eden Project now incorporates a variety of imaginative events including dinner dances which add more scope and variety to the experience.The British love gardens and plants of all kinds. Put the Eden Project at the top of your list of places to visit in Cornwall but be prepared for lengthy queues at times - it's a popular visitor attraction.
The Eden Project is not the only important and beautiful garden in Cornwall. It is perhaps the most innovative and widely advertised. There are plenty of other gardens in Cornwall that can provide hours of pleasure.
Cottage Holiday Ideas
Click here for more holiday cottages in Cornwall or browse by town or village on Cottage Holidays in Cornwall. If you're looking for a luxury break or pet friendly accommodation or holiday cottages in St Ives then we can help you. Please send details of any places that you can personally recommend to include in this guide.